The Erongo Region in central-western Namibia is an ideal stop-over for everyone on the way from Namibia’s capital Windhoek to Swakopmund in the west or the Etosha National Park in the north and the north western areas of the Damaraland or Kaokoveld.
Characteristics of the Erongo
The Erongo Region is a geological wonderland. Its centre is formed by the Erongo Mountains a 130 million year old volcanic ruin with breath taking rock formations and landscapes. Over thousands of years Magma, which cooled down subterraneously formed impressive natural scenarios dominated by massive granite boulders. Especially at dusk these landscapes offer beautiful photographic motives. The mountain range is also home to many interesting ancient rock paintings.
Flora and Fauna of the Erongo Region
Despite of the arid climate with little precipitation open water can be found deep in the rugged mountain range thus a diverse plant and wildlife is found here. Apart from various antelopes like kudus, oryx and klipspringers one will find mountain zebras, giraffes, baboons and leopards. Black Rhino has been reintorduced into the Erongo Rhino Sanctuary. A diverse flora is found in and outside of the Erongo crater.
Highlights in the Erongo region
Here we provide an overview of activities, highlights and sights of the Erongo region, a in parts surreal looking region. Travellers will find the Spitzkoppe, which is a huge Inselberg, a fomer San cave, a magic granite boulder landscape and much more.
Accommodation in the Erongo region
Guestfarm, Bush Camp and camping in the Erongo mountains
The Farm Omandumba West is a typical owner-run Namibian guest farm. Guests who stay at Omandumba will experience a cosy and familiar atmosphere and have the chance to be part of exciting farm events. The experience of the fascinating landscapes of the Erongo mountains are on of the highlights. The guest will sleep in rustic accommodation or luxury tents, all rooms are decorated with attention to detail.
Ai Aiba Lodge
Lodge in the Erongo
Ai Aiba Lodge is situated in the stunningly beautiful Erongo Mountains, a location which grants its guests amazing vistas over the surrounding landscapes, especially from the restaurant and bar area. The area with it''s many ancient rock paintings is best explored on foot either on a guided walk or on your own.
Guesthouse in the Erongo mountains
The Ameib Rhino Sanctuary which is part of the Erongo Mountain Rhino Sanctuary Trust, is a specially protected wilderness area with guest house in the Erongo Mountains, offering 10 guest rooms and 10 camping sites. The farm is among other things popular for two interesting sights: The Bull's Party with the elephant head, a collection of impressing granite rock formations and the Phillipp's Cave, an old cave of the San where they created many interesting rock paintings, including the very popular white elephant.
Epako Safari Lodge
Exclusive Lodge in the Erongo
Epako Safari Lodge is a stylish and exclusive lodge situated in the Erongo region in an 11,000 hectare private reserve. The lodge, which has been completely renovated in 2014, offers exclusive space for 20 guests in 10 tastefully furnished rooms or suites.
Erindi Game Reserve
Lodge / Game Reserve
Erindi Game Reserve is a private reserve covering an area of 79000ha. The reserve is home to about 20000 animals including various rare and endangered species. Erindi Game Reserve also hosts the Old Traders Lodge with 40 luxurious rooms, 14 self-catering bungalows and 30 camp sites.
Erindi Onganga Guestfarm
Personal guest farm north of Omaruru
Erindi Onganga Guestfarm is situated north of Omaruru and has 5 rooms and a large camp site. Owners Fritz and Petra Nolte offer very personal service and german farm cuisine. Activities include farm drives and walking trails.
Erongo Plateau Camp
Campsite in the Erongo
Erongo Plateau Camp is situated in the heart of the Erongo mountain range near Omaruru. The camp provides three private camp sites. Several excursions can be made including visits of interesting sights in the Erongo mountains such as Bull's Party and Phillipp's Cave.
Erongo Wilderness Lodge (closed)
Exclusive tented camp in the Erongo
Erongo Wilderness Lodge is situated only 12 km west of Omaruru in the spectecular Erongo Mountains. The lodge offers ten luxurious tented chalets, built on stilts among the towering granite boulders of the Erongo.
Lodge near Karibib
Etusis Lodge is situated half-way between Windhoek and Swakopmund, close to the little town of Karibib. The main lodge comprises the bungalows and luxury tents and the farmhouse, whereas the campsites are about 20 km away and enjoy complete privacy.
Guestfarm in the Erongo mountains
Gross Okandjou is a typical and personal guest- and hunting farm in Central Namibia, north west of Omaruru. The guest farm offers 6 rustic rooms and friendly service. Several horseback riding trails are available. Guests can also experience well organized hunting safaris.
Guestfarm north of Windhoek
Haasenhof Guestfarm is an owner run guestfarm in the heart of Namibia. Haasenhof, owned and managed by the family Haase for many years, offers personal Service on a picturesque farm with an abundance of wildlife. Several cozy guest rooms are avavilable, as well as a swimming pool.
Lodge in the Erongo
Hohenstein Lodge is located close to the Hohenstein (2310m), the highest peak of the majestic Erongo Mountains. The Lodge offers 14 rooms, a restaurant and a swimming pool. Activities include sundowner drives, guided walking trails and self-drive excursions to Bull's Party, Philipp's Cave, the Spitzkoppe or even the Brandberg.
Kansimba Game Lodge
Lodge south of Wilhelmstal
Kansimba Game Lodge ("The place of the lion") is located between Okahandja and Karibib and offers cozy accomodation in 14 guest rooms. The Game Lodge is known for its hospitality and an abundance of wildlife and birds. Kansimba Game Lodge offers a swimming pool, a training room, a lapa and a bar.
Kashana Country House
Guesthouse in Omaruru
Kashana Country House is located in Omaruru, Namibia''s art capital. The main building was build in 1907 then serving as a casino. Today it has been renovated and forms the centre-piece of a lodge-style guesthouse.
Khan River Lodge
Lodge and Camping in the Khan river
Khan River Lodge was originally a cattle farm but was converted into a game farm. The Lodge offers en-suite accommodation in true Namibian style. Activities include game drives, bird watching, game viewing, guided walks in the bushveld and target shooting.
Mount Etjo Safari Lodge
Lodge / Game Reserve
Mount Etjo Safari Lodge is a popular Namibian game lodge situated in the 36 000 hectares Okonjati Game Reserve, which is home to about 8000 animals. It is well known as one of the first private Game Reserves in Namibia founded by the famous conservationist Jan Oelofse, who was the animal supervisor and handler for the Hatari! movie from 1962.
Omaruru Game Lodge
Lodge north of Omaruru
Omaruru Game Lodge is famous for its abundance of game. 13 guest chalets are situated around a big waterhole, which is frequently visited by white rhino, giraffe, zebra, eland, ostriches and many more game species.
Guestfarm east of the Erongo
Onduruquea is located east of the Erongo Mountains between Karibib and Omaruru. The guest farm offers different kinds of accommodation facilities from standard rooms to private waterhole suites. Onduruquea offers various massages and wellness programs, a sauna and a swimming pool.
Roidina Nature Farm (closed)
Lodge north of the Erongo
Roidina Nature Farm, situated north of the Erongo Mountains, offers cosy accommodation and a superb farm cuisine on a 5000 hectar large farm. One of the specialities of the very personal guestfarm are western style horse riding excursions in pristine nature. The visitors will also find so called Bush Sweat Lodges.
Luxury Lodge at the Spitzkoppe
Spitzkoppen Lodge lies amidst the granite boulders of the the beautiful Spitzkoppe scenery. The Lodge offers 15 generously spaced chalets, each with private bathroom and covered outside viewing deck.